Element 2 Welcomes former UK Minister Rob Wilson to its Board to Bolster Hydrogen Refuelling Infrastructure Expansion

Former UK Government Minister and Element 2 board member Rob Wilson

Element 2, a pioneering force in the hydrogen fuel sector, is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Rob Wilson, a former UK Government Minister, to its board. This strategic move will enhance the company’s efforts in expanding its hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across the UK.

Dirk van Daele, the Chair of Element 2, stated, “As our company continues to grow rapidly, maintaining rigorous governance becomes increasingly critical. We are delighted to strengthen our board with another highly experienced non-executive director, Rob Wilson to guide our expansion.”

Rob Wilson brings to Element 2 a rich background of ministerial leadership and entrepreneurial acumen, accrued from a distinguished business career followed by a decade of service on the government’s front benches.

“I am excited to join Element 2’s board during this transformative growth phase,” said Rob Wilson. “With the company’s established leadership in the UK’s hydrogen refuelling sector, Element 2 is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the increasing shift towards hydrogen-powered vehicles, both light and heavy goods. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success and growth.”

About Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson, with a notable history as a Member of Parliament for Reading East and a Minister under the Cameron and May administrations, has held various front bench roles across departments, including higher education, health, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Treasury, and the Cabinet Office, culminating in three years as Minister for Civil Society from 2014 to 2017.

Before embarking on his political career, Wilson was an entrepreneur, founding innovative businesses in the health and technology sectors. His ongoing passion for technology has led him to invest in new industries and assume several board positions post-politics, including deputy chairman of the Social Mobility Commission and chair of WheelPower, a national charity supporting individuals with spinal injuries to take part in sports.

Wilson is also a recognized author and contributor to national discourse, with publications such as “5 Days to Power” and “Eye of the Storm.”